Important Information to Know about Evergreen Selection

Evergreens are valuable tools in the garden setting. They are known for their distance shape and symmetry for the most part, but there are varieties that are irregular in growth, that make a great tool for creating a garden wall. It is always a good idea to consider the shape of the tree when you plan for a grouping of evergreens to allow for the pleasing effect. 

There are six basic group that evergreens are divided into. These specific classifications make it much easier to find the right evergreen for your setting. The members placed into the group are placed there because they are alike in shape and outline. These trees still have their own characteristics unique only to the specific kind, and not to the classification as a while. 

The Christmas tree evergreen is the fits classification. This includes a large variety of evergreens, including many Firs, Hemlocks, Spruces, and Pines. This group features large and full trees once they hit maturity, and grow very well without outside interference. These trees are great specimens for groupings or lawn plantings. 

The second classification is the evergreens of medium height. These are typically used as background growers or as a foundation planting for an outdoor space. These include the Junipers, Arboevitaes, and Yews, and Retinosporas. These trees are great for adding height to your setting or flanking an entrance or gateway leading to your home. 

The third classification features the upright and columnar species. These plants include the Junipers, Arborvitaes, and Cedars. These plants are perfect as accent plants, and make lovely groupings in formal garden settings, adding a stunning note in your landscape. 

Dwarf varieties make up the fourth category. This grouping of evergreens is useful for foundation planting, in either a grouping or planted alone. Plant these in the foreground and the taller varieties in the background. Some of these species include the Mugho Pine and Globe Arborvitae. 

The fifth classification of evergreens is a grouping of an intermediate stage between creeping juniper and upright growers. These species are all dwarf varieties, making them ideal for planting in the foreground of your setting. They also work well for planting around pools, or on terraces. These species include the Pfitzer’s Juniper and Savin Juniper. 

The final classification is the creeping varieties of evergreens. These do well on slopes, so they can spread out and cover an area. They are perfect for creating a low carpet of foliage in places was grass cannot grow or is not desirable.